Towage Guidelines

Tug usage guidelines for vessel movements in the port of Singapore.

The tug assignment guidelines are intended to assist the port user to determine the number of tugs to be assigned to a vessel requiring the assistance of tug(s) to manoeuvre within the port waters of Singapore.

A vessel equipped with a suitable bow/stern thruster(s), in good working condition, may dispense with the need for a tug in that position. Owners, masters or agents of vessels equipped with thrusters must confirm the capabilities and performance of the thrusters at the time of booking for pilot and tugs. Notwithstanding the above, the number of tugs required is determined, among other factors, by the size and shiphandling characteristics of the vessel, the peculiarities of the berth and its approaches, and the prevailing conditions e.g. tidal streams, wind and weather. The pilot upon boarding may thus, in consultation with the shipmaster, cancel or order additional tugs.

For operations purposes, harbour tugs are classified under 4 categories depending on their bollard pull:

  1. 10 to 16 tonnes bollard pull = small tug
  2. 17 to 24 tonnes bollard pull = medium tug
  3. 25 to 45 tonnes bollard pull = big tug
  4. Above 45 tonnes bollard pull = x-big tug

Unless otherwise stated, the number of tugs assigned in these guidelines are for vessels operating under their own power.

The information contained in these pages is provided by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). While care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, this is no warranty or representation expressed or implied by MPA as to the accuracy of the information herein. MPA shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred in connection with the information provided.


TUG ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES

A.Tug Service Providers
1. KEPPEL SMIT TOWAGE (PTE) LTD

     Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd 
23 Gul Road Singapore 629356 
Email : 
kst@keppelsmit.com.sg

Tel  : 6668 4222 
Fax : 6668 4333

Average Service Level 2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
Keppel Smit Towage (Pte) Ltd 99.6%

PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No Name of Tug STNos. Year Built Max Draft(metres) Horse Power Bollard Pull(M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 KST Kancil ST 1033 Z 1998 4.2 4,000 46 07/01/13 Pusher Z-peller
2 KST Kijang ST 1034 H 1998 4.2 4,000 48 17/04/12 Pusher Z-peller
3 KST Space ST 1170 J 2004 5.4 3,600 49 19/02/05 Tractor Niigata
4 KST Sedna ST 1195 F 2005 5.4 3,600 49 01/06/06 Tractor Niigata
5 KST Sirius ST 1196 D 2005 5.4 3,600 49 22/06/06 Tractor Niigata
6 KST Sky ST 1243 Z 2006 3.8 3,600 47 24/01/08 Pusher Z-peller
7 KST Skill ST 1283 I 2006 3.8 3,600 45 15/01/09 Pusher Z-peller
8 KST Salvo ST 1328 B 2010 3.8 3,600 48 01/05/10 Pusher Z-peller
9 KST Passion ST 1479 C 2014 5.2 5,364 71 30/09/14 Pusher ASD
10 KST Pride ST 1505 F 2014 5.2 5,364 72 21/10/14 Pusher ASD
11 KST Sunrise ST 1246 D 2006 3.8 3,600 46 12/10/07 Pusher Z-peller
12 KST Spring ST 1324 Z 2010 3.8 3,600 46 30/04/10 Pusher Z-peller
13 KST Zodiac ST 1338 A 2010 5.2 5,000 62 16/08/10 Z-Tech Schottel
14 KST Success ST 1457 B 2013 3.8 3,600 46 08/04/13 Pusher Z-peller
15 KST Summit ST 1458 J 2013 3.8 3,600 46 31/05/13 Pusher Z-peller
2. PSA MARINE (PTE) LTD

PSA MARINE (PTE) LTD
70 West Coast Ferry Road 
Singapore 126800 
Email : 
mscc@psa.com.sg

Tel  : 6379 9933 
Fax : 6321 2019 

Average Service Level 2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
PSA MARINE (Pte) Ltd 99.2 %

 PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No

Name of Tug ST Nos Year Built Max Draft (metres) Horse Power Bollard Pull (M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 RIGHTEOUS ST1473D 2013 5.2 4440 60 16/12/2013 Rampart Niigata
2 RUBICON ST1472F 2013 5.2 4440 60 19/12/2013 Rampart Niigata
3 RELIANT ST1513G 2014 5.3 5000 60 15/12/2014 Rampart Caterpillar
4 RADIANT ST1515C 2014 5.3 5000 60 15/12/2014 Rampart Caterpillar
5 RESILIENT ST1520Z 2014 5.2 4440 60 27/3/2015 Rampart Niigata
6 RESOLUTE ST1525J (Reserved) 2014 5.2 4440 60 TBC Rampart Niigata
7 STEADY ST 9520C 1996 4.6 3350 35 28/2/2007 Tractor Schottel
8 SUPERIOR ST 9522Z 1996 4.6 3350 35 9/7/2007 Tractor Schottel
9 SKILLFUL ST1055J 1999 4.6 3400 42 1/3/2005 Tractor Schottel
10 SEEKER ST1065H 2000 5.4 3600 46 16/12/2005 Pusher Schottel
11 SERENE ST1075E 2000 4 4400 52 27/7/2006 Pusher Schottel
12 SAPPHIRE ST1118B 2002 3.8 3200 40 28/7/2007 Pusher Schottel
13 SCORPIO ST1116F 2002 3.7 3200 40 1/7/2006 Pusher Schottel
14 NOBLE GUARD ST1152B 2004 3.6 3200 43 7/2/2004 Pusher Niigata
15 NOBLE KNIGHT ST1179D 2005 3.7 3600 45 9/5/2005 Pusher Niigata
16 STAR EXPLORER ST1186G 2005 3.8 5000 60 10/10/2005 Z - tug Caterpillar
17 STAR VOYAGER ST1187E 2005 5.2 5000 60 31/10/2005 Z - tug Caterpillar
18 NOBLE JADE ST1207C 2006 5.2 4000 50 12/2/2007 Pusher Niigata
19 NOBLE ACE ST1214F 2006 4.5 4000 50 6/4/2007 Pusher Niigata
20 NOBLE PEARL ST1215D 2006 4.5 4000 50 11/5/2007 Pusher Niigata
21 NOBLE ATLAS ST1222G 2006 4.5 4000 50 2/7/2007 Pusher Niigata
22 NOBLE VEGA ST1230H 2006 4.5 4000 50 24/7/2007 Pusher Niigata
23 NOBLE PRIDE ST1239A 2007 4.5 2560 30 1/12/2007 Pusher Niigata
24 NOBLE VALOUR ST1241C 2007 3.6 2560 30 1/11/2007 Pusher Niigata
25 NOBLE RELIANCE ST1240E 2007 3.6 2560 30 1/10/2007 Pusher Niigata
26 SEA LABRADOR ST1013E 1998 4.5 4000 52 31/7/2003 Pusher Z-peller
27 SEA LEOPARD ST1014C 1998 4.5 4000 52 24/9/2003 Pusher Z-peller
28 STAR ENDEAVOUR ST1212Z 2006 4.5 5000 60 23/3/2007 Z - tug Caterpillar
29 STAR DISCOVERY ST1213H 2006 5.5 5000 60 5/5/2007 Z - tug Caterpillar
30 STAR DIAMOND ST1238C 2007 5.5 5000 60 17/10/2007 Z - tug Caterpillar
31 STAR ARIES ST1242A 2007 5.5 5000 60 22/8/2012 Z - tug Caterpillar
32 STAR RUBY ST1251J 2007 5.5 5000 60 28/1/2008 Z - tug Caterpillar
33 STAR OPAL ST1252I 2007 5.5 5000 60 17/3/2008 Z - tug Caterpillar
34 STAR ADMIRAL ST1290A 2008 5.5 5360 70 29/5/2009 Z - tug Caterpillar
35 STAR TITAN ST1432G 2012 5.5 5360 70 2/12/2012 Z - tug Caterpillar
36 STAR COMMODORE ST1312F 2009 5.4 5360 70 22/8/2009 Z - tug Caterpillar
37 NEON ST1136J 2002 5.5 4400 60 15/8/2003 Pusher Niigata
38 NIMBLE ST1135B 2002 5.5 4400 60 17/9/2013 Pusher Niigata
39 SWIFT ST 9521A 1996 4.5 3350 35 5/4/2007 Tractor Schottel
40 NOBLE JEWEL ST1233B 2006 4.8 4000 50 30/8/2007 Pusher Niigata
41 NOBLE ORION ST1237E 2006 4.5 4000 50 23/10/2007 Pusher Niigata
42 SKIPPER ST1076C 2001 4.5 4400 52 17/7/2006 Pusher Schottel
3. JURONG MARINE SERVICES (PTE) LTD

JURONG MARINE SERVICES PTE LTD 
5 Jalan Samulun Singapore 629122 
Email : 
klkang@jms.com.sg

Tel  : 6261 6681 
Fax : 6266 3910

Average Service Level  2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
Jurong Marine Services Pte Ltd 100 %

 PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No Name of Tug ST Nos Year Built Max Draft (metres) Horse Power Bollard Pull (M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 SEAMASTIFF ST 0927G 1995 3.80 3200 40.0 07/11/1995 PUSHER AQUAMASTER
2 PW SIGMA  ST 1210C 2004 3.8 3600 45.0 13/11/2004 PUSHER NIGATA Z-PELLER
3  SEAMUSANG ST 0928E 1995 3.70  3200 40.0 1995 PUSHER  AQUAMASTER
4 PW TEGAP ST 1164F 2004 3.8 3600 45.0 13/11/2004 PUSHER NIGATA Z-PELLER
4. MARINA OFFSHORE PTE LTD

 MARINA OFFSHORE PTE LTD  
No 18, Boon Lay Tradehub 21 
#09-161Singapore 609966 
Email : 
marinaebox@pacific.net.sg

 Tel  : 6295 3311 
Fax : 6296 8457

Average Service Level 2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
Marina Offshore Pte Ltd 100 %

 PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No. Name of Tug ST Nos Year Built Max Draft (Mtrs) Horse Power (BHP) Bollard Pull (M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 MARINA ARIEL ST 1380 J  2011     5.2 5,000 68.8  15/09/12 PUSHER Z-PELLER
2 MARINA AMBER ST 1489 J 2012 4.5 4,000 46 19/02/14 PUSHER Z-PELLER
3 MARINA SWIFT ST 1271 E 1990 2.9 3,600 46 06/12/13 PUSHER Z-PELLER
4 MARINA VIVO ST 1209 Z 1990 3.5 3,600 50.4 01/03/07 PUSHER Z-PELLER
5 MARINA PHEVOS ST 1171 I 1991 2.9 3,200 48.8 31/10/07 PUSHER Z-PELLER
6 MARINA ATHENA  ST 1086 J 1987 2.6 3,000 39.3  30/08/02 PUSHER Z-PELLER
7 MARINA EVERJOY ST 1061 E 1983 3.2 2,600 33.8 31/08/01 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
8 MERINA ABLE ST 0902 A 1994 3 1,840 24  17/10/07  PUSHER AQUAMASTER
9 MARINA GENESIS ST 1193 Z 1982 2.3 1,600 20.8  05/01/07  PUSHER Z-PELLER
10 MARINA BAY ST 1018 F 1983 3 1,300 16.9  01/09/98  PUSHER FIXED PITCH
11 MARINA MOBILE ST 1096 H  2001 2.4 1,200 15.6  05/01/02 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
12 MERINA AMAZON 2 ST 1200 F  2006 3 1,200 15.6  25/09/07 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
13 MARINA MERLION 2 ST 1272C 2008 3 1,200 15.6  02/02/09  PUSHER FIXED PITCH
14 MARINA TOPAZ  - 2011 3 1,200 15.6  09/05/13 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
15 MARINA MEGA ST 1023 B 1998  2.7 1,080 14  21/01/99 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
16 MARINA PRINCESS 3 ST 100 A  1997  2.4 1,000 13  22/05/98 PUSHER FIXED PITCH
17 MARINA SPIRE ST 1158 A  1986 2 560 7.28  31/05/05  PUSHER Z-PELLER
5. MAJU MARITIME PTE LTD
MAJU MARITIME PTE LTD 
23 Gul Road Singapore 629356 
Email : 
kst@keppelsmit.com.sg

 Tel  : 66684222 
Fax : 66684333

Average Service Level 2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
Maju Maritime Pte Ltd 99.9%

 PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No

Name of Tug ST Nos Year Built Max Draft(metres) Horse Power Bollard Pull(M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 MAJU TAURUS ST 1015A 1997 2.9 1,600 20 23/05/98 Pusher Rex-Peller
2 MAJU VENUS ST 1019D 1997 2.9 1,600 20

19/05/98

Pusher Rex-Peller
3 MAJU EMAS ST 1020 H 1997 2.9 1,600 20

24/05/98

Pusher Rex-Peller
4 MAJU SUN ST 1184 J 2005 3.8 3,600 48 08/03/06 Pusher Z-peller
5 MAJU STAR ST 1183 B 2005 3.8 3,600 48 20/01/06 Pusher Z-peller
6 MAJU SOLITAIRE ST 1192A 2005 3.8 3,600 46 03/08/06 Pusher Z-peller
7 MAJU 510 ST 1367 C 2009 5.2 5,000 71 11/07/11 Pusher Z-peller
8 MAJU 511 ST 1379 G 2009 5.2 5,000 71 30/09/11 Pusher Z-peller
9 MAJU 512 ST 1393 B 2009 5.2 5,000 71 06/11/11 Pusher Z-peller
10 PEGASUS 51 ST 1382 G 2003 5.5 5,630 63 17/05/13 Pusher ASD
11 PHOENIX 52 ST 1503 Z 2003 6.5 5,630 64 20/06/13 Pusher ASD
12 PISCES 53 ST 1504 H 2003 6.5 5,630 65 25/07/13 Pusher ASD
6. POSH SEMCO PTE LTD
POSH SEMCO PTE LTD 
No. 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #06-01 Great World City, Singapore 237994

 Tel  : 6839 6500 
Fax : 6839 6702

Average Service Level 2016
MPA's target on service level  
(within 15 mins of Service Required Time)
95 %
POSH Semco Pte Ltd  100 %

 PARTICULARS OF TUGS

No. Name of Tug ST Nos Year Built Max Draft (Mtrs) Horse Power (BHP) Bollard Pull (M/T) Date of Test Mode Propulsion
1 Posh Grace ST 1524 B 2015 3.90M 4,000 51 3/4/2015 Pusher ASD
2 Posh Guardian ST 1521 H 2015 3.90M 4,000 51 20/3/2015 Pusher ASD
3 Posh Gallant ST 1506 D 2014 3.90M 4,000 56 6/12/2014 Pusher ASD
4 Posh Gentle ST 1512 I 2014 3.90M 4,000 52 15/12/2014 Pusher ASD
5 Posh Harvest ST 1470 Z 2010 3.80M 4,000 50 1/12/2010 Pusher ASD
6 PW Gamma ST 1335 E 2010 3.80M 4,000 50 30/7/2010 Pusher ASD
7 PW Kappa ST 1336 C 2010 3.80M 4,000 50 30/7/2010 Pusher ASD
8 PW Benar ST 1478 E 2013 4.00M 4,000 50 24/9/2013 Pusher ASD
9 PW Berani ST 1483 A 2013 4.00M 4,000 53 18/10/2013 Pusher ASD
10 PW Tangkas ST 1465C 2013 3.90M 3,600 46 27/5/2014 Pusher ASD
11 PW Tenaga ST 1389 D 2012 3.90M 3,600 45 5/11/2012 Pusher ASD
12 PW Tenang ST 1410 F 2012 3.90M 3,600 45 15/11/2012 Pusher ASD
13 PW Teraju ST 1442 D 2013 3.90M 3,600 45 8/1/2013 Pusher ASD
14 PW Tetap ST 1452 A 2014 3.90M 3,600 43 9/5/2014 Pusher ASD
15 PW Tepat ST 1443 B 2013 3.90M 3,600 45 8/1/2013 Pusher ASD
16 PW Iota ST 1438 F 2012 4.10M 3,600 45 28/11/2012 Pusher ASD
17 PW Lambda ST 1341 Z 2012 4.10M 3,600 45 17/9/2012 Pusher ASD
18 PW Zeta ST 1315 J 2009 3.00M 3,200 40 7/8/2009 Pusher ASD
19 Ikhlas ST 1288 Z 2007 2.00M 1,000 NA NA Work Boat FIXED PITCH
20 Intan ST 1287 A 2007 2.00M 1,000 NA NA Work Boat FIXED PITCH
21 PW Rapi ST 1228 F 2006 2.00M 1,000 NA NA Work Boat FIXED PITCH
22 PW Rajin ST 1227 H 2006 2.00M 1,000 NA NA Work Boat FIXED PITCH

B.East Johor Strait (EJS)

Vessels more than 240 metres LOA are required to be provided with 1 big tug for escort when transitting the EJS.

Vessels more than 280 metres LOA are required to be provided with 2 big tugs for escort when transitting the EJS.